What happened to Barrack Obama the man in his early twenties found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago ?
Posted on September 8th, 2011

By Charles.S.Perera

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Young Barrack Obama ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a white American mother andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  a black Kenyan fatherƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  was from his ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ child hood sneered and victimizedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in different ways because his skin was black.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He is clever with words and he wrote two books : Dreams from my Father , andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The Audacity of Hope. The books give lot of insight into Barack ObamaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s political philosophy.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The extracts given below were taken from his books.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He says that ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚«ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ At least on theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  basketball court I could find a community of sorts, with an inner lifeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  all its own . It was thereƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that I would make myƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  closest white friends , on turfƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  where blacknessƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  couldnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t be a disadvantage.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  And it was thereƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that I would meetƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  RayƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and the other blacks close to my ageƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  who had begun to trickleƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  into the Islands, teenagers whoseƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  confusion and angerƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  would help shape my own. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚«ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  thatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s just howƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  white folks will do youƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚»ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  one of them might say when we are alone.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚» .

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barrack ObamaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s tennis proƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  told him during a tournamentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that he should not touch theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  schedule of matchesƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  pinned up to the bulletin boardƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  because his colour might rub offƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ;ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦..He once told his friend Ray,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  angered by a ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚«ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  stout defensive tackle named KurtƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚» ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s there world, all rightƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ? They own it , and we in itƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barrack ObamaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  tells his friend Regina why he reads ConradƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Heart of Darkness, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚«ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦.because the book teaches me things, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦..about white people, I mean.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  See, the bookƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s not really about Africa. Or black people. ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s about the man who wrote it.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ItƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢sƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The European.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The American. A particular wayƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  of looking at the world. If you can keep your distance , itƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s all there, in whatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s said andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  whatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s left unsaid.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  So I read the book to help me understandƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  just what it is that makes white people so afraid. Their demons. The way ideas get twisted around .ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It helps me understand how people learn to hate. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚»

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Disinterested in a filmƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  he was seeing with his mother and sister he reminiscences of a conversation he had with an Englishman a friend of his mother who was working for an International Aid Organisation in Africa and Asia.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  The Englishman spoke of the strangeness of the Dik of Sudan with whom he worked , and how different they were and that they remained aliens to him despite working with them for one year. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚«ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ They laughed at the thingsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that drove me to despair.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  What I thought was funny seemed to leave them stone coldƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚» .

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ObamaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  remembered that he had spared himƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the information that theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Dik wereƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Nilotes, distant cousins of his..ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Obama says in relation to this conversationƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ : ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚«ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦.The emotions between races could never be pureƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the otherƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  some element that wasƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  missing in ourselves.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Whether we sought outƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  our demonsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  or salvation, the other race would always remainƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  just thatƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ : menacing, alien and apart.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚»

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ This type of intellectual depth in dealing with Nations of People is missing in the people like Robert Blake, Hillary Clinton and rest of the interferingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Westerners of the Human rights watch, Amnesty International.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barack Obama who had lived with the wounds of a black man of an ethnic minority among a white majority knows how difficult it is to make the white majority understandƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the minorityƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  without the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in them.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barack Obama should therefore know better how the ethnic minorities should behave towards the majority to finally win over their confidence and affection despiteƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  their desire to find in the other ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-some elementƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ that may beƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  missing in them.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Applying these experiences of Barack Obama if he were to evaluate Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ethnic problem created by the vested interest of the Tamil politicians, and the expatriate community-which is completely ignorant of the Sinhala people of whom they only have ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- a hearsayƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ knowledge , President Barack Obama ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ would not agree with devolution of political power to the minority ethnic Community of Tamils.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He would instead advice the Tamil minority to work closely with the majority as he did with the white Americans, despite theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  victimization he had to suffer under them as a black African of a minority ethnic community.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Obama was able to win over a majority of the whites on to his side through his non aggressiveƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  political cooperation with the aggressive American white population . ( Would not that be an excellent example to follow byƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarians of the TNA and Kumar David to make note of it ?)

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Though Barack ObamaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  had seen theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  non-violent Black American movement with large manifestations demanding ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ racial equality, he thought even that could be taken as a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚violentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ manifestation of the Blacks against white leadership.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Therefore Barack Obama was intelligent to set a side all such devises which have any semblance ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  aggressivity as a deterrent to the unity of the communities putting one against the other.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He did not call for devolution of power orƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  egality of chance forƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Black minorityƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in a majority white society, but he worked hand in hand with the white majority accepting them as compatriots not as whites.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He did not form a political partyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  for the Black Americans , but joined the political parties of the American White Majority. And finally ended up being the President ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  all Americans without distinct of race or colour.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ That was a lessonƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Barrack Obama learnt living painfully with the white Americans and working with them.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Robert Blake, Hillary Clinton,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Howard BermanƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦.. cannot have the same politicalƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  philosophy of Barack Obama because they have not gone through the same racial victimization whichƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Barack Obama had gone through living with them.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ There is no difference between communities within a country , and developing countries amongƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  nations holding power and wealth with whichƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  they can control the developing countries.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Barack Obama has understood that but to put into practice his political philosophy to help the developing nations unfortunately he has no people like him to run the American Administrative apparatus.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Therefore though Barack Obama is the 44thƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  President coming from the black ethnic Community he is a prisoner amoung theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  whites who run his Administration, not the way he wants but the way theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  American Administration always worked whether it was under Carter, Regan , Clinton or Bush.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ When he was campaigning for his Presidential election he had wonderfulƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  visions ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  hope ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ to make America already unpopular in the world more acceptable, and to give the American people ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ tired of the on going American Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan withƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  their children unnecessarily massacred or some ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ of them returning ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ psychologically mutilated, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ some sort of a relief, a change, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ by withdrawing from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He wanted to clear America ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ from the negativeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  publicityƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  it had receivedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  as a perverted war mongeringƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Nation of torturers, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ by closing down the war camps at Guantanamo.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He wanted to have good relations with Cuba. He wanted to bring back the American soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. That was the part of theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  change and hopeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  he had promised to the American people.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The world believed in him and wished for a changed America more generous and peaceful, seeking dialogue to settle political differences rather than guns.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  His visit to Europe was a tremendous success. Large numbers of youth converged to receive him, he was the new hope for a broken world tired of aggressive American politics.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ But unfortunately when he became the President he could ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ not find ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the correct people who could think like him , people who understood his political philosophy and help him make America different from what it had been for years.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  He had to make do with the sameƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  administrators trained by the Clinton Administration, and the Administration of the war mongering George Bush.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ An example is Robert Blake, who is still carrying out the policies of Bush.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Robert Blake was however, recruited by Hillary Clinton who could not think of some oneƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  better than a Junior Ambassador with little experience,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and like her cannot grasp the political philosophy of an in experienced black President.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ President Barack ObamaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Secretary of State is the wife of President Clinton andƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  she may have an inkling of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ President Barack ObamaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s political vision, but she has not understand ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ his political philosophy, with which he ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ had been ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ brought up.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barack Obama ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ writes ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦that what binds us together is greater than what drives us apart.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  That he should ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ have understood not in the narrow sense of being American , but in the larger sense of the world of nations, in his relation with other nations of the world, be it that of Cuba, France, UK, Germany, Libya, North Korea, China, Iran, IndiaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  or Sri Lanka.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  There is always a way for reconciliation with other countries without threat, belligerence or aggressivity as much as it is within the country with communities, and political opponents.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ He also says, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦We value patriotism and the obligation of citizenship, a sense of duty and sacrificeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  on behalf of our nation. We value a faith in somethingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  bigger than ourselves, whether that somethingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  expresses itselfƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in formal religion or ethical precepts.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  And we value the constellation of behaviourƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  that expresses our mutual regard ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ for one another: honesty, fairness, humility, kindness, courtesy, and compassion.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Should ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ all that be ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ in respect of the Americans or ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ should not that be extended to the whole world of nations who had been looking forward to a change in the hitherto aggressive policies of American Administration ?

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The President Barack Obama is today a man different from what he professed to be in his two books from which I have quoted.

In relation to Sri Lanka the America is the self sameƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  aggressive , dominant political bully. It is not Barrack Obama but it is Hillary Clinton, Robert Blake and the House Representative Howard Berman who sponsoredƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in the House Foreign Affairs Committee,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  measure to ban all US Government Funding to Sri Lanka, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦. in a voice vote, with the specification ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-..only to allow aid once the administration certifies progress by Sri Lanka on Key Concerns-i.e., “accountability for those involved in violations of human rights and war crimes at the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚, that have twisted Barack ObamaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s political philosophy to replace it with their age old American arm twisting method for a developing nation like Sri Lanka.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

Sri Lanka has become their political nightmare as it toes a neutral political path making friends with all Nations and profiting enormously from the political path it has taken.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  It this that annoys the West.

It was against all political ethics and good diplomacy for the American Secretary of State to have paid a special visit to a Chief Ministers of a Provincial State of India to discuss internal matters ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Sri Lanka a neighbouring Sovereign State .ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Such discussions on Sri Lanka should have been discussed with the PresidentƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  or the Prime Minister of the Central Government of India and none other.

This was arranged by a ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-pompousƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ diplomatically in experienced Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake the friend of the Sri Lankan terrorists, who is from the Bush AdministrationƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and had arranged the meeting of Jayalalitha and Hillary ClintonƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in abject regard to the President Barack Obama and his political vision.

Hillary Clinton if sheƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  is a politician with foresight would have refused to meet the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, and instead ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ asked to arrange ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a meeting with the President of Sri Lanka for her to evaluate for herself the situation with regard to the so called ethnic problem in Sri Lanka.

This is the present conflict in American AdministrationƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and the policies of the President Barack Obama with regard to what the nations of the World expected of Barack Obama and what the Administrators of theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Barack Obama Administration do to push in to the back ground ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-policies of hope ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Barack ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Obama replacing them with ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ their ownƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ad hoc methods and policies.

Barack Obama is today a prisoner of the whiteƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Americans who were appointed by him to carry out his policies.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

Barack Obama writes, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦.. thatƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  eventually a consulting houseƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  to multinational corporations agreed toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  hire me as a research assistant.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  As far as I could tellƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  I was the onlyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  black man in the company, a source of shameƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  for me but a source ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  considerable pride for the companyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s secretarial pool. They treated me like a son , those black ladies; they told me how they expected me toƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  run the company one day.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Sometimes , over lunch, I would tell them all my wonderful organizing plans and they would smile and say, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- ThatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s good BarackƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦..ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚

Those who expected the President Barack Obama to changeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  America and American approach to the developing nationsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  are like the black ladies in theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  companyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s secretarial pool. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦but the look in their eyes told meƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  they were secretly disappointed .ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ wrote Barack Obama.

But it was, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- OnlyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Ike theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  gruff blackƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  security guard in the lobby, was willing to come right outƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and tell me IƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢d be making a mistake. ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Organizing ? ThatƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s some kindaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  politics ainƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t itƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  ? Why do you wanna do something like that ?ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚

ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦. See there . DonƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t waste yourƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  youth , Mr. Barack.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Wake up one morning, an old man like me , and all you gonnaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  be is tired,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  with nothing to show for it. ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-

That seems to be actually what has happened to Barack Obama who took to politics to change America and help the poor riseƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  above their poverty.

Barack Obama who was elected to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring homeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  American SoldiersƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  started another war along with his newƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  European friends Sarkozy, and Cameron in Libya, though this time he did not send soldiers, he nevertheless became a war monger like Bush.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Perhaps no one has told the President Barack Obama the true story of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Sri Lanka.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Every one in the American State Department including ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, influenced no doubt by the remnant of the Bush Administration Robert Blake who is a known sympathizer of the Sri Lanka terrorists having ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ wined and dined with them, are now with their daggers drawn ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ against Sri Lanka not wanting to know about the suffering the people of Sri Lanka went through for 30 years under this ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ruthless group of terrorists, sacrificing thousands of its innocent young and old citizens, ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ its intellectuals and politicians and security officers, Presidents and Ministers to theƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  human suicide bombs of these terrorists, their pistol gangs , snipers and grenade lobbers.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ It was this group of ruthless terror merchants that Robert Blake wanted to save and started a campaign along with David Milliband of UK,ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Bernard Kouchner of France and Hillary Clinton his boss.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ 

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ While the President Barack Obama went around telling that there is no negotiations with terrorists and the terrorists will be hunted where ever they are found, the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Assistant Robert BlakeƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  went round demanding ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ the Government of Sri Lanka to negotiate with the terrorists as the Sri Lanka terroristsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  cannot be militarily eliminated and therefore to find a political solutionƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  and not a military solution.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ But the President of Sri Lanka did what every body saidƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  was impossible, which is to eliminate terrorism.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Since then the American State Department, UK, France, Human Rights Watch, UN, Amnesty International etc., seek to take the Sri Lanka Armed Forces and its President before ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ a tribunal accused as war criminal. Why ? For elimination of terrorism.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barack Obama the President of America, gotƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the special US Armed Forces to enter Pakistan without informing the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Government of Pakistan and killed the unarmed Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bi Laden and number of others-ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the details of which have still not been divulged and dropped the body ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Osama bin Laden in the sea.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  There were questions of violation of human rights and death of civilians and immorality of killing a fatherƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in the presence of his daughter.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Paradoxically ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ when Sri Lanka Armed Force eliminated the terrorists in its own country sacrificing its soldiers and rescuingƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  300,000 Tamil Civilians kept by the terrorists as a human shield, the American State Department and the Western Governments ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ two years after are raising a hue and cry about killing civilians in the last phase of its war against terrorism.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ While AmericaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  killed in cold bloodƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  Osama bin Laden , Barack Obama had closed the chapter of seeking the leader of Al Qaeda and goes untroubledƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  byƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  any one of the vociferous humanitarian activists forƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the way the American seals killed Osama bin Laden, doing its own business unobstructed without a cry about war crimes.

Persons or institutions who do not seek to inculpate Sri Lanka on bogus issues such as its armed forces violating human rights in the last phase ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the military operations to eliminateƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  terrorists, find Sri LankaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  has despite a thirty year terrorism awakened as a fast developing economy in Asia, making a real effort to reconcileƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  the communities.

IMF team visiting Sri Lanka has in its report mentioned that Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s macroeconomic conditions remain satisfactory. The economy is expanding rapidly, with growth likely to come in around 7.5 percent this year. As expected, headline inflation has moderated, reflecting declines in food and commodity prices, and there are as yet no clear signs of economic overheating, states on International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission statement. So why should the American State Department initiate unfavourable actionsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  against Sri Lanka damaging the vastƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  development projectsƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  it has initiated having just come out ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ of a thirty years of ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ terrorism.

Its time that the President Barack Obama personally investigate independentlyƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  about Sri Lanka, by first ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ getting down from his high horse to contact ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ directly the President of Sri Lanka ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ who has with remarkable determination made Sri LankaƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  a developing economy, if he is still the ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Barack Obama whoƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  in his early twenties found his vocation working among poorƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  communities on the south side of Chicago.

Or has he changed, now the 44th President of USA, joining hands withƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  European political leaders embracing them as his friends leaving the poor developing countries to be bullied, abused, isolated and stepped over by the American AdministrationƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  lead by their nosesƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  by terroristƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  front organizations of the expatriate Tamils in America and Europe ?

Returning to America after having visited Kenya the country of his ancestors along with his wife Michelle Obama, he writes ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- On the flight back to Chicago, Michelle admitted she was looking forward to getting home. ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- I never realized just how American I was,ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ she said .ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  SheƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  hadnƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢t realizedƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  just how free she was- or how much she cherished that freedom.ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚

He adds , ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…- ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦.. As aƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  general ruleƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  we believe in the right to be left alone, and suspicious of those ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…”whether Big Brother or nosy neighbors- who want to meddle in ourƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  business.ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  But we understandƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  our liberty in a more positiveƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  sense as well, in the idea ofƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚  opportunity and the subsidiary values that help realize opportunityƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚¦ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚

We in Sri Lanka too believe as much Mr.President, Therefore, it is time that you call your Secretary of State and others to Order

One Response to “What happened to Barrack Obama the man in his early twenties found his vocation working among poor communities on the south side of Chicago ?”

  1. jay-ran Says:

    Their are GOOD TERRORISTS ALSO ON THIS EARTH, LIKE LTTE!!! – Since they are not a threat to them???

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